Dermatological History Symposium - 10/10/15

Niels Ryberg Finsen was born on December 15, 1860 and died on September 24, 1904.

Symposium October 10, 2015

Medical Museion, Bredgade 62, DK-­‐1260 Copenhagen


Welcome (Dr. Eva Benfeldt, Ph.d.) Chairman of the Danish Dermatological Society


Introduction to Museion (Dr. Anne-­‐Marie Worm, DMSc)


Niels Finsen ‘On the effects of light on the skin’ (Professor Hans Christian Wulf, DMSc)


The disfiguring disease lupus vulgaris – depicted by moulages (Dr. Anne-­‐Marie Worm, DMSc)

The Finsen Institute, phototherapy

The Nobel Prize in Medicine 1903 was awarded to Niels Ryberg Finsen "in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science".


How was lupus vulgaris cured (Professor. Hans Christian Wulf, DMSc)


Light treatment in the modern age (Dr. Stine Wiegell, DMSc)

11:15-­‐12:15 Guided tour at Museion including the Finsen moulages


Niels Finsen was awarded the first and only Nobel Prize in Dermatology in 1903

The Finsen moulages were casted from 1900 to 1930. The above moulages of lupus vulgaris, before and after restoring, shows the devastating facial changes together with the fragility of the wax material.

Organizing committee: Dr. Anne-­‐Marie Worm, DMSc. Dr. Anne Lerbæk Jørkov, PhD.

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